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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BEACH, JULIUS, far., Sec. 5; P. O. Hillsboro; owns 180 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; he was born June 25, 1798, in Vermont; in the spring of 1813, his parents emigrated to Guernsey Co., Ohio; in early life, he learned the carpenter and joiner’s trade, which he followed in connection with farming. Prior to coming West, he married Miss Jane Allen of Muskingum Co., Ohio, June 1, 1836; she was born March 16, 1816, in same county; in the spring of 1846, they emigrated to Iowa and located upon the farm on which they still live; have seven children living — Thomas B., Alfred A., George M., Welcome B., Lucy E., Jesse C. and Oscar E.; lost four — David, Herman, Josephine and Lucius. Jesse C. and Welcome B., have charge of the home farm. Jesse C. married Sarah E. Pyle, of Fort Madison, Nov. 12, 1878; she was born Oct. 1, 1857, in Van Buren Co., Iowa; the oldest son is living in Carroll Co., Mo., and two sons and a daughter are living in Nebraska. Members of the Congregational Church; Republican.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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